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  • Manhunt 2 Banned in the UK: Good Riddance

    Manhunt 2 Banned in the UK: Good Riddance

    The British Board of Film Classification has banned the sale of Manhunt 2, which was scheduled to come out next month for the Wii, PS2 and PSP. As you might expect, the ratings board cited the game’s encouragement of “visceral killing with exceptionally little alleviation or distancing…. There is sustained and cumulative casual sadism in the way in which these killings are… Read More

  • More PSP Slim Information Revealed

    More PSP Slim Information Revealed

    It’s no surprise that Sony has considered and was probably working on a new version of the PSP. Whether a complete overhaul or just a re-design, one thing is for sure: Sony is up to something. Kotaku reports that the new PSP will feature a slimmer design, a bright new LED screen, and a faster UMD drive. There will also be 8GB of internal flash memory to make downloading content, new… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Patent Unveils PSP Phone Design

    Sony-Ericsson Patent Unveils PSP Phone Design

    Face it. It was only a matter of time before Sony took a look at its mobile phone division and went “Hmm…maybe we should do a little PSP-integration…” Sure enough, this recent patent filing shows just that. Could a new Sony-Ericsson phone be coming out that plays like a PSP? Quite possibly. If you take a look at the patent, you’ll see the screen flips so that when not… Read More

  • PSP Firmware Updated to 3.5, Can Now Remotely View PS3 Content

    PSP Firmware Updated to 3.5, Can Now Remotely View PS3 Content

    Sony’s released PSP firmware 3.5 in Japan, which lets users remotely access their PS3 content. As long as it’s connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, the PSP will be able to view all the videos, music and pictures found on the PS3. Last week‘s PS3 firmware update made this all possible. Read More

  • PSP to Become Cellphone in UK Thanks to BT

    PSP to Become Cellphone in UK Thanks to BT

    Sony is teaming up with BT in the UK to transform the PSP into a cellphone of sorts, letting users hop onto BT hotspots (or their own personal WANs) ’round the country and make phone and video calls. Sony is expected to release a microphone and camera in the UK “soon,” which would facilitate the PSP Phone. BT picked the PSP because of its screen and audio capabilities. How nice… Read More

  • Sony Says Yes to PSP Store, Fall Launch Expected

    Sony Says Yes to PSP Store, Fall Launch Expected

    So Sony announced that it’s going to launch a PSP store, intending to have it up and running sometime this fall. Then again, we’ve pretty much assumed that was going to happen since it launched the handheld two years ago. And really, it wasn’t much of an announcement, just a one-off comment by SCEA’s president saying that it should’ve been here by now and that… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Puzzles on the Portables

    CrunchArcade: Puzzles on the Portables

    Big things do indeed come in small packages, and this is notably true of the some of the latest puzzle games for the Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation Portable. These offerings might not be overly complex, but don’t call them simplistic. They’re the types of games that are easy to learn, hard to master and even harder to put down. More importantly puzzle games are also the kind that are… Read More

  • Solar-Fine 1350 Charges Your Gadgets With The Power of The Sun

    Solar-Fine 1350 Charges Your Gadgets With The Power of The Sun

    Links over in Japan has come up with a solar powered battery charger that can charge any device via a USB port, including the PSP and DS. The Solar-Fine 1350 doesn’t look like the smallest charger out there, but it looks portable enough to get the job done. A day out to the park or a forced family picnic no longer means having to listen boring “remember when?” drivel. Obviously… Read More

  • Top Five PSP Mods That Don't Involve Throwing It Out

    Check your calendar. Yes, it’s a Friday, also known as “we need a list of something”-day on the Web. Today’s, care of TechEBlog (they’re good at these lists), is the Top Five PSP Mods. While I say the best PSP mod is the one where you throw it in the garbage and hate yourself for paying full price, apparently there’s a few other ones as well. This one involves… Read More

  • Free WiFi for PSP Owners

    Free WiFi for PSP Owners

    Though not everyone is enthusiastic about a new firmware patch for the PSP (homebrewers), this update is worth jumping up and down for. Sony and T-Mobile have partnered to offer six months of free WiFi service to PSP owners. Yup, now you can roll up to the local Starbuck’s, Borders, or T-Mobile store to get your game on, completely free of charge. As a bonus, after the initial six months of… Read More

 
  • Sony Drops The PSP's Price By $30 To $169

    Sony Drops The PSP's Price By $30 To $169

    The PSP has pretty much been a flop (remember when retailers told Sony to drop the price or else?), so Sony has officially dropped the price of the portable gaming system by $30. Once $199, the Core PSP pack (which just includes the system itself, AC adapter and a batter) now carries a $169 price tag. This only applies to North America, so European gamers still have to pay what they’ve been… Read More

  • Cute Kid Makes PSP Play Wii

    A great video of a kid making his PSP play Wii games using Sony’s Location Free player. Sure, it’s a cheap hack, but this kid is quite charming in his efforts. He’s got a 6 second delay on this, which is quite annoying, and but he’s humble. And he calls himself Obiwan22, for Christ’s sake. How much cuter can you get? Kid takes PSP and makes it play Wii [Engadget] Read More

  • Retailers Give Ultimatum to Sony PSP

    Retailers Give Ultimatum to Sony PSP

    Retailers have told Sony that unless the PSP sees a price drop, they will drop it from their shelves, according to 1UP. Although 1UP doesn’t name retailers and is vague on the details, the site hints that if a price drop doesn’t come, something major has to happen with the PSP soon. Vince has some details about what a redesign might entail and Matt has a post about a new PSP video… Read More

  • i.Sound MovieTime Has Identity Crisis

    If you happen to own a PSP, iPod, Zune and SanDisk player then chances are you’ve got one speaker system that only docks one player, which is a real bummer. MacWay feels that pain and has released the i.Sound MovieTime Universal (lamest name ever) dock for all the aforementioned players. It also plays nice with your other media players through the 3.5mm jack. It runs on four AA batteries or… Read More

  • Smaller, Lighter PSP Coming Your Way

    Smaller, Lighter PSP Coming Your Way

    Do you remember when Sony re-designed the PS2 with a smaller form-factor and a thin design? Remember how it sold out everywhere like wildfire and still sells even to this day? Well Sony remembers this and now is doing the same with its PSP. SCEUK head honcho Ray Maguire confirmed this rumor and says that although the console will become thinner and (as 99% of tech writers say)… Read More

  • Skype Coming To PSP? Shut Yo Mouth

    Has anyone delved into the PSP’s firmware updates snooping around for hidden treasures? We haven’t, but Quick Jump has. According to QJ, if you look into the decrypted version of vshmain.prx from Firmware 3.10, you may be led to believe that some form of VoIP functionality will show up in the future. All signs point to Skype at the moment as the provider. Checking the dump, there was… Read More

  • SanDisk V-Mate Successfully Puts Video On Flash Cards

    . The SanDisk V-Mate connects to your TV and lets you record any video played on the screen (including protected content like studio-produced DVDs) to all varieties of SD cards as well as MMC and Memory Stick flash memory. CNET has a full review of the V-Mate, which connects to your TV through a bundled mini-plug to A/V composite cable. You can start recording immediately or, with help from the… Read More

  • Sony Preps PSP Movie Store, Does Anyone Care?

    UMD has been a thorn in Sony’s side since it was introduced as an ill-fated storage format for the popular PSP almost two years ago. Sony has had a string of proprietary format failures, and has now faded into relative obscurity. That does not mean that movies for the PSP is a dead idea, though. Reports indicate that Sony is developing a movie download store of its own, much like that… Read More

  • Onkyo VR-1000J Video Recorder

    Onkyo has just released its newest media recorder, the VR-1000J, and guess what? Everything you choose to record from TV or any other video source is fully compatible with Sony’s little wonder box, the PSP, and your mobile phone. With 3 different video modes you’re sure to be pleased with Super Fine (320×240 at 30fps), Fine(320×240 at 15fps) and Normal(176×144 at 15fps)… Read More

  • Official PSP DevKit Gets Pulled From eBay

    Official PSP DevKit Gets Pulled From eBay

    Seems that yesterday, someone spotted an official Sony PSP Developer’s Kit on eBay. With a little less than 2 days left on the auction, the highest bid was only $329—lower than I would have expected. According to the auction, up for grabs was a PSP, cables, and a developer’s PC for programming and compiling games. The ultimate homebrewer’s fantasy. From the forums: Read More